Re: Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?

[Note:  This comment comes from friend Steve Schear.  DLH]

From: Steven Schear <steven.schear@googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: [Dewayne-Net] Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?
Date: June 30, 2017 at 1:03:09 AM EDT
To: dewayne@warpspeed.com

Copyrights were originally granted to guilds so The Crown could more easily control society. Now, they are to advance the useful arts and encourage the creation of new works. These scientific publishers are guilds collecting rents. If you care about free/affordable access to scientific literature its time to donate to sci-hub.io and libgen.io and help crush the guilds.

 

Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?
It is an industry like no other, with profit margins to rival Google – and it was created by one of Britain’s most notorious tycoons: Robert Maxwell.
By Stephen Buranyi
Jun 27 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jun/27/profitable-business-scientific-publishing-bad-for-science

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